Monday, April 8, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Check out a few of my favorites from this week's picture book binge!

It's Monday, Mrs. Jolly Bones!  by Warren Hanson and Illustrated by Tricia Tusa

"It’s Monday, Mrs. Jolly Bones, there’s laundry to be done.
So gather up the dirty clothes and sort them one by one.
Wash them, dry them, iron them, and fold them nice and neat—

Then fling them out the window so they brighten up the street!"

A silly romp through the weekly chore list is sure to inspire some smiles.  I especially loved the charming watercolor and pen illustrations.  Suggest this to fans of the Amelia Bedelia series. 

See Me Dig by Paul Meisel

A super-fun, high quality early reader.  Large easy-to-read text with lots of repitition make this a fabulous choice for those just beginning to read. 

A rowdy bunch of digging dogs encounter a scary bear, buried treasure, pirate ghosts and find a kindred spirit in a back hoe.

This title is head & shoulders above other early readers in its ability to tell a bigger story with its amazing illustrations.  Engaging and fun! 

A few more titles you should check out!

Tiger in my Soup by Kashmira Sheth and illustrated by Jeffery Ebbeler

How to be a Cat by Nikki McClure

I Have a Garden by Bob Barner



  1. Lots of great looking picture books! I will have to add some of those to my purchase list for next year.

    The Monster Report

  2. You always find such fantastic picture books. I'm reading all of these this week...of course thanks to my wonderful children's librarian who extends "special" privileges to me.

    Happy Reading!

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  4. What a fantastic list! I've added these to my library list.

    My son loved See Me Run so I'm sure he'll love See Me Dig.

    Thank you for the recommendations!